Amakura Chigusa has been engaged to Aki-chan since he was very young, and he’s been looking forward to marrying her his entire life, doing everything he can to become a man worthy of such a great bride as his Aki-chan. Unfortunately—he’s never met her, as their parents agreed not to let their children meet one another until they were both 16 years old. But when Aki-chan’s parents move abroad for work and she decides to stay behind in Japan, Chigusa’s family takes her in, and the future bride and groom meet one another for the first time… [COMPLETE]
Itou Keita is a boy with no remarkable talents beyond his better-than-average luck, until one day he receives an acceptance letter out of the blue inviting him to attend the prestigious all-boys academy, Bell Liberty School (BL School). Why has he been admitted to this amazing academy, and how can he possibly live up to the expectations of whoever let him in? As he settles in to his new life, Keita is sure to find companionship in his rather eclectic cast of schoolmates. [COMPLETE]
Ueda Tomoharu is a cop manning a local koban station, and he’s quite happy with his job and relatively quiet life until he happens to run into yakuza member Gotouda Aki while chasing down an underwear thief…and is suddenly confessed to! Aki doesn’t seem bothered in the least about their ~star-crossed lovers~ status and eagerly dives into a super lovey-dovey relationship with his policeman, but Ueda’s about to find out just how dangerous it can be dating a mobster…in more ways than one.
Mio Keisuke is a high-schooler who leads a rather dull, boring life. He can’t keep a girlfriend—because being a kept man’s too much of a hassle, and he can’t bring himself to fall in love and want to please his woman. Then—one day he seeks shelter from a sudden downpour under the awning of an apartment owned by Yugi Kakeru…and suddenly his life isn’t so dull anymore as he finds himself falling for his aloof and yet obviously lonely friend. [COMPLETE]
While he cannot explain it, Udou Ryuuji is absolutely certain of one thing: he loathes Kujou Ritsuki from the very core of his being. There’s just something about his good looks and the way he flirts and has all the girls eating out of his hand that pisses Ryuuji off royally–so when he accidentally discovers the deep dark secret behind Ritsuki’s part-time job, he’s of course going to milk it for all it’s worth…right? [waiting for new volume]
Higuchi Rikiya is a college freshman who’s ready for a clean start—no more Mr. Shy Guy! He’s gonna make some friends, dammit! But when he registers with a gay singles dating site, he winds up in quite a sticky situation…and summons help from the strangest of places: a wall.
Momozu is a frumpy, indoorsy ‘hare-otoko‘, and sunny weather seems to follow him around, while Toyotama is a cheerful, athletic ‘ame-otoko‘ who’s constantly dogged by stormy weather. When the two meet and Toyotama convinces Momozu they should join a mountain-climbing club together, it’s a total case of opposites attracting! [COMPLETE]
Akira’s grown up thinking of his friend Itsuki as something of a little brother—until Itsuki confesses he’s been in love with Akira for years. But while Itsuki is content to keep their relationship the same as it’s always been while he waits for Akira to process the affections he’s just been presented with, Akira finds himself growing increasingly—and inexplicably—irritated with the cool demeanor Itsuki manages to adopt in front of someone he supposedly is in love with. [COMPLETE]
With a father who’s a singer, a mother who’s a movie star, and an older brother who’s the lead vocalist for the super-popular band ‘The Crusherz’, Sena Izumi–an otaku college student–is the only dull one born into this super famous and talented family. He loves “Magical Girl LalaLulu” and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can’t turn down. There, he’s reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior. [LICENSED; summaries ongoing]
Fuji Azuma is thrilled to have the chance to spend two whole weeks with his adorable 8-years-younger nephew Taira, head over heels for the kid and the proudest uncle there ever was. But when he learns at the end of their time together that Taira and his mother are moving overseas, he’s shocked to receive a parting kiss and a vow that Taira won’t return–“until I’m taller than you, Azuma-san.” Four years later…and Taira’s back to make good on his promise. [COMPLETE]
Oda and Hasegawa are childhood friends bound by a very special secret: Oda’s a third-generation pig farmer on a farm that raises FLYING PIGS. But when a nosy reporter starts investigating tales of upward-mobile porkers in the area, the two must band together (and thereby grow closer in doing so) to protect Oda’s family’s livelihood as well as the good-luck-giving swine. [COMPLETE]
Renold has just had to take in a new roommate in his dormitory: Roger Brouwer, the school Casanova and well known to be a prostitute. While Renold is initially quite put-out at the prospect of having to not only room with the guy but also leave his own dorm while Roger services his clients, the two eventually strike up a friendship and grow close. But unfortunately, as he grows closer with Roger, who notoriously dumps his clients when they start to show feelings for him beyond simple business, Renold realizes he has feelings for Roger that exceed those of mere friendship. [COMPLETE]
Amami’s a low-man on the totem pole at a tiny start-up firm—and his superior Hachidori really seems to have it out for him. They’ve got history themselves, which helps nothing, but one evening, Amami learns Hachidori’s deepest, darkest secret…which tilts his impression of the guy on its head. (WARNING that this series contains homophobic slurs, comedic threats of sexual violence, and serious mentions of past sexual assault) [COMPLETE]
Volumes following the relationship between Aikawa Kuon, a candid man of few words with one heck of a brother-complex, and Shirahane Nanao, rumored to sleep with anyone who’ll ask and who’s been secretly pining after Aikawa for years.
- No.6 by Asano Atsuko and Kino Hinoki
Shion is a bright boy living a comfortable and promising life inside No.6, one of the six remaining city-states created by The Babylon Treaty after the last great war devastated the world. On the rainy evening of his 12th birthday, he meets a savvy adolescent who calls himself “Nezumi” (Rat), a wanted criminal who’s desperately trying to escape the authorities. For helping a fugitive of the state, Shion is stripped of all his privileges. Four years later, they meet once again. For better or worse, Shion is about to unravel the secrets guarded deep inside No. 6. [LICENSED; complete]
Miza Yuuji is the so-called ‘beautiful priest’ of Uguisuzaka Shopping District, loved and respected by all not only for his skills as a Buddhist priest but for his demure demeanor and kind air. While he professes to have pledged himself to the cloth, vowing to remain unmarried and celibate for life…he’s harbored a crush on his best friend Saburou since middle school. Now that Saburou’s back in town, taking over his parents’ tofu shop after an eight-year absence, Yuuji must deal with feelings he thought he’d long since moved past—and that’s when he gets drunk one evening in Saburou’s presence.
Takanashi Akira’s finally made it out of the boonies and into the big city, ready to start his new life in Tokyo—except his new company seems to have gone bankrupt before he even arrived, and so he’s left with no other choice than to presume upon the good graces of his childhood penpal Chihiro, whom he’s only met once before in his life. Chihiro, now a tall and attractive young man and not the short little sprout Akira remembers, is only too happy to have his best friend living with him as his roommate, and life seems to be going relatively well for Akira in his new ‘position’ as live-in security guard for Chihiro’s apartment—until one day they find themselves assaulted by a pair of unknown men on the street who seem to have been hired to kidnap Chihiro…[COMPLETE]
Misono Kazuki is a college student pursuing a dream of becoming a famous novelist–but unfortunately, for someone trying to pen a supernatural YA novel, he’s got next to no experience with close encounters of the spiritual kind. To remedy this, at the suggestion of a friend, he heads to a supposedly haunted shrine late one moonlit evening, and while he doesn’t find any ghosts, he does find something much more interesting.
Average 30-something office worker Saki Hiroyasu finds himself dead on his feet with fever one evening, fainting into the arms and auspices of 18-year-old college student Shinomiya Jun. No frills, no bells or whistles, this is just the simple tale of these two lovebirds’ budding romance! [COMPLETE]
Ashitaka’s an out and proud gay man, trawling for booty calls at his favorite gay bar—but only bottoms need apply, because Ashitaka only tops! His first attempt at gay sex three years ago ended painfully and embarrassingly, and he vowed to never yield his ass to another man again—but fate has decided to throw the very man responsible for his ‘bottom trauma’ back into his life, and the guy’s looking for a fresh start.[COMPLETE]
Ruizaki Takao has a new roommate: transfer student Miyagi Kodama. Ruizaki’s a rough guy who gets into fights all the time, but he’s gentler around Kodama (who gives him the nickname ‘Rutta’), and the two eventually become close friends–until one day, out of the blue, Rutta confesses that he’s in love with Kodama…and thus begins their relationship. A beautiful, humorous school-life BL manga detailing the pair’s blossoming relationship, with its ups and downs and everything in between. [COMPLETE]
Sick of feeling like he’s riding on his parents’ coattails, Onodera Ritsu quits his father’s publishing company (where he was a literature editor) and gets a job at Marukawa Publishing. Only he ends up getting stuck in the crazy shoujo manga department, which happens to be populated entirely by male editors. And the head editor happens to be none other than his old flame from high school! Also included among the various volumes are two other stories following two of Ritsu’s fellow editors: Hatori and his longtime friend (and mangaka he’s in charge of) Chiaki [NOVEL ONLY; NOT AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER SCANLATIONS DUE TO ROMANTICIZED RAPE], as well as Kisa and the attractive bookstore employee he has his eye on, Yukina. An extra novel follows salesman and longtime friend of Takano’s, Yokozawa, as he’s swept off his feet following a harsh breakup by attractive widower and single father Kirishima. [LICENSED; summaries ongoing]
Tsuji and Aizawa have been friends for years–until one day, out of the blue, Aizawa kisses Tsuji and confesses that he’s in love with him. Tsuji wants to stay just friends, the way things have always been between them–after all, love can be messy, and things are just better keeping the status quo–but will they really be able to do so, or is it love-or-nothing between them? [COMPLETE]
Koga Nagisa is a regular customer frequenting the restaurant owned by Nagisa Takakage–and while the two share a name, they don’t seem to have much more in common. However, it comes out that Koga is actually a master potter and crafted all the plates used in the restaurant–unknowingly hand-picked by Takakage himself. The two strike up a strange relationship that seems geared up to become more…and that’s when Koga gets himself drunk and winds up spending the night at Takakage’s apartment. [COMPLETE]
Yatogami Kuroh has lost the only thing remotely close to family he had left—and to make matters worse, he’s been charged with a final task by his master that he isn’t entirely sure he’ll be able to fulfill. Follow this young modern-era samurai as he sets off on a quest to track down the next Colorless King and determine if he’s evil or not…and to strike him down where he stands if he is. (Off-shoot manga of the anime ‘K Project’) [COMPLETE]
17-year-old Kaidou Haru isn’t too happy to be spending his summer vacation in the wilds of Canada with his eccentric, estranged mother, but when she saddles him with civilizing his new adopted brother, 8-year-old wild child Ren, he takes up the mantle with aplomb, gradually learning to navigate the boy’s unruly demeanor and fostering a close bond that prompts him to invite Ren to come live with him in Japan once he graduates, hoping Ren can experience what it’s like to have a real family. But falls from such heights of happiness usually give way to the deepest depths of despair…
- No. 6
- Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
- K Project
You can also view our novel translations in a beautiful online reader:
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi (1)
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi (2)
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi (3)
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi (4)
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi (5)
Back Stage!! (1)
Back Stage!! (2) [on-going]